The following photographs and information are original members of the “Bloody Sixth”. I am honored to include their stories and images here. If you would like to share a story or photo about your 6th NCST ancestor, please leave a comment and I will be in touch.
Private William Thaddeus Redmond
William Thaddeus (Thad) Redmond fought with Company “C” of the 6th North Carolina Troops. According to family lore, he was wounded in the right arm while carrying the colors. This photo was taken on his 83rd birthday in 1926. Thanks to Donnie Brogden of Durham, NC for supplying this picture of his cousin.
Enlisted: May 1, 1861 for the war
Where: Orange county (his residence)
Age at enlistment: 18
Wounded: Right Arm in Gettysburg, Pa. July 1, 1863
Promoted Corporal: Oct. 1, 1862
Promoted Sergeant: August 1 1863
1) Jordon, “North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865”
Additional information or photos would be welcomed to complete the record of this honorable soldier.